Alec Monopoly Addicted To The Thrill of Graffiti Crimes

National

/ January 16, 2013

Alec Monopoly reminisces about run-ins with the LAPD and admits to being addicted to the thrill and risks of graffiti art to VIBE TV. “I think that if it was legal and everybody could be do it, I probably wouldn’t be doing it,” he says of his craft.

Monopoly, who is currently working on several Madonna installations, alleges the street makes for a better canvas. But Monopoly once got a little bit too close to the street, when he had to hide under a car after a helicopter over Hollywood caught him bombing a wall. “I was literally under this car for 2-3 hours,” he remembers. Listen to the street artist recount his close call below.